I know that I promised that I wasn't trying to rush Christmas, but I wanted to share another tree I made. You can find the directions and details here on my Hubpages. I didn't specifically make this as a Christmas decoration, and I think I can display this tree year round :)
I've decorated my tree with needle felted flowers, buttons, and some (very basic) embroidery stitches. If you have never seen needle felting, I've posted a very simple, low-tech video demonstration below.